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'''Bain''', the son of [[Bard|Bard the Bowman]], succeeded his father in {{TA|2977}} to become King of [[Dale]] and [[Lake-town|Esgaroth]] on the [[Long Lake]].<ref name="TA">{{App|TA}}</ref>
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'''Bain''' was the [[King of Dale]], the second of the restored line.
  
He ruled in the lands south of the [[Lonely Mountain]] for thirty years, during which he would have seen [[Balin]] and his companions leave [[Lonely Mountain|Erebor]] on their fateful journey to [[Moria]] (and may even have aided them on their way). The [[Dale]]-branded toys seen at [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]]'s [[Bilbo's Farewell Party|Farewell Party]] would also have been made during Bain's time, but nothing of substance is known of his time as king.
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== History ==
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Bain was the son of [[Bard|Bard the Bowman]], and succeeded his father in {{TA|2977}}. He ruled in the lands south of the [[Lonely Mountain]] for thirty years, and was succeeded by his son [[Brand]] in {{TA|3007}}, whose realm was said to extend far to the south and east of [[Lake-town|Esgaroth]].<ref name="TA">{{App|TA}}</ref>
  
He was succeeded by his son [[Brand]] in {{TA|3007}},<ref name="TA"/> whose realm was said to extend far to the south and east of [[Lake-town|Esgaroth]], though whether Bain himself had any part in its expansion is not mentioned.
 
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
As the [[Language of Dale]] is rendered with [[Old Norse]], the name perhaps represents ''Beinn'' meaning "mover".<ref>[[Jim Allan]], ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "The Giving of Names", p. 127</ref>
 
As the [[Language of Dale]] is rendered with [[Old Norse]], the name perhaps represents ''Beinn'' meaning "mover".<ref>[[Jim Allan]], ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "The Giving of Names", p. 127</ref>

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Bain
Man
Biographical Information
DeathT.A. 3007
Physical Description
GenderMale

Bain was the King of Dale, the second of the restored line.

Contents

History

Bain was the son of Bard the Bowman, and succeeded his father in T.A. 2977. He ruled in the lands south of the Lonely Mountain for thirty years, and was succeeded by his son Brand in T.A. 3007, whose realm was said to extend far to the south and east of Esgaroth.[1]

Etymology

As the Language of Dale is rendered with Old Norse, the name perhaps represents Beinn meaning "mover".[2]

Genealogy

Bard I
d. 2977
 
 
 
 
BAIN
d. 3007
 
 
 
 
Brand
d. 3019
 
 
 
 
Bard II


Bain
Died: T.A. 3007
Preceded by:
Bard I
King of Dale
T.A. 29773007
Followed by:
Brand

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, "The Giving of Names", p. 127